Recently, Microsoft released Azure Reserved VM Instances, which allows you to run your workloads in Azure 24/7/365 and still save money! According to the documentation this form of pre-commit will allow your organisation to run more Virtual Machines with a cost reduction up to 70% in comparison to list prices. There are a few terms […]
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Before I start on the topic at hand, I’d like to acknowledge the inspirator for this small post, Herman Keijzer, working at Microsoft. Thanks mate! Now, where is all the fuss about? This week Microsoft released another new family of Virtual Machines in Preview into their ever growing population of IaaS services; the B-series Virtual Machines. […]
In May 2016, Microsoft announced the general availability of Recovery Services vaults, based on Azure Resource Manager, for Azure Backup. Since then, the software giant from Redmond announced a lot of new features that are available only for Recovery Services vaults. To enable customers to use these new features, Microsoft will upgrade all “old” (classic) […]
In the cadence of general availability and continuous rollout of N-Series instances of Azure Virtual Machines, Microsoft last week announced the availability of N-Series (NV/M60 for visualization) in East US and North Central US regions, joining the already available South Central US, Southeast Asia, and West Europe regions. They also expanded their NV/M60 capacity for South Central US. […]
I don’t think I’m the one today that has to convince you that backing up Virtual Machines in Azure is really simple. A few weeks ago, things even got more simplified, with the backup functionality placed right into the context menu of Virtual Machines in Azure. This all works great for VM’s created from images found in […]
Last week I tweeted about patching my Windows Server 2016 servers by using the Server Management Tools functionality. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hold a grudge against Group Policys and WSUS or the new update functionality in OMS, but when there’s something new in Azure, most of the time I want to try it out… […]
The story that rocked the cloud world this week was that Microsoft started to provide an SLA (Service Level Agreement) for single instance Virtual Machines. Before this change, customers we’re only eligible for such support guidelines when deploying at least two Virtual Machines in an availability set. The difficulty here is that many older applications […]
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